Already more than 300 years ago, the "Gasthof Hirschen" has been mentioned for the first time. Today it is located in the heart of the pedestrian zone of the old town. When you attend to the old wood door and climb the stairs to the reception, the centuries-old wall - with original wood beams - turns you back into long forgotten times. You can feel the history in many corners of our house. Grown together from originally three different houses, individual rooms with the special charm of a historical old-town house await you today.
27 cozy non smoking rooms, each of them with small private bathroom with shower and toilet, are available in three different categories.

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5 single rooms
14 "Grandlit" rooms with queen size bed (140' beds) for single or double-occupation
8 Twin/2-Bed rooms

Our breakfast buffet with local products is included in the room rate and is offered as of 6.30 until 11am. Also you will find free Wi-Fi access in the public areas of our hotel.

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  • Single room from CHF 165.00
  • Single room "queen size" from CHF 180.00
  • Double room "queen size" from CHF 200.00
  • Twin room from CHF 235.00
  • additional cost: City Tax CHF 2.50 per person per night


All rooms with:

  • Shower/toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • LCD-TV



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The reception is attended 24 hours.

We accept the following cards : VISA, MASTERCARD, MAESTRO, POSTCARD

A guesthouse for 300 years

Before the location got its proper name "Gasthof zum Hirschen" in 1703, from 1599 it was called "zum Schermesser im Niederdorf". The name "guesthouse" allows the assumption that even back then, the house provided simple accommodations. In the book "Die Strassennamen der Stadt Zürich" (The street names of Zurich), Mr. Paul Guyer, responsible for the archives, says that the Hirschengasse got its name 1769, the Spitalgasse (hospital street) 1865.

The demolition of the hospital in 1877 in front of the hotel and the pharmacy gave way for a lot of spare space which is called Hirschenplatz since 1917.

Historische Weinschenke

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in einen spätmittelalterlichen Raum, den man über einen verglasten Sodbrunnen von 1340 betritt, der noch heute von Grund­wasser gespiesen wird und funktioniert. Dieser sakral anmutende Gewölbekeller


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